If (based on firm owner's personal belief) in his own firm, between applicants, the company owner won't choose a specific person based on personal views/belief (about age, sex, religion, race, LGBT, disability, etc.), is this discrimination?
I've been quite astonished when I've looked through some major countries' law about this subject and I've obviously spotted the dictate of anti-discrimination law. actually, I don't emphasize on these three: gender, age and race, but onto others - personal characteristics. It doesn't matter what belief the owner has or why he wants to choose this or that candidate, choose the person who knows e.g. Japanese, or who has a brown hair, or who likes potatoes, or who doesn't spit his sister, or who is not follower of specific aggressive religion (because he feels insulation from his/her beliefs, behavior and concerns), or promotes pornographic behavior, or a huge list of characteristics - shortly whom he wishes to have a partnership. He just wants to choose the people in his own firm however he wants. People choose with whom they want to become friends, with whom they feel comfortable to work, whom they choose in their firm, and do their way of life as they want. But to my surprise, this is reckoned as discrimination in some countries. I can't understand how it's discrimination to reject one, whose religion or personal views insults me, my country, my culture and religion? If I go to India and apply for job, and the Recruiter prefers someone other (just for the reason that another applicant is Indian and Buddhist, and more near to their atmosphere, as opposed to me, who I am i.e. from Netherlands and Christian, or i.e. If I am morally degraded person from his view), I will totally understand that fact and have nothing against it. Maybe not ideal, but it won't come to my mind to claim for this fact. This is how we (people) live and it's their right to do so - it's not discrimination from my view.
However, I know that arguing makes no sense, so I'll just ask a question:
Is there any international law that applies to all countries?
If that is determined depending on country, if you know, in which countries such action is considered as discrimination?